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The Russian Football Union confirmed plans to bring the two Crimean soccer clubs currently in the Ukrainian Premier League over to the Russian league system, RIA Novosti reports.

The two top Crimean clubs are Tavria Simferopol and FC Sevastopol, both of which have so far continued to play in the Ukrainian league despite their home region’s reunification with Russia.

“In the near future, we will prepare a project at working meetings of the necessary documents” to bring the two clubs into the Russian soccer leagues, RFU President Nikolai Tolstykh said.

Tolstykh added that negotiations with FIFA, UEFA and the Ukrainian Football Federation are ongoing.

Sevastopol are ranked 11th and Tavria 14th in the 16-team Ukrainian Premier League.

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